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Want to brush up on your English idioms? Hoping to pass an English exam with flying colours? Ideal for anyone who wants to learn English to native-speaker standard, this fun and engaging visual guide to the most common and useful English idioms and phrases will help you understand and remember English idiomatic expressions and their meanings, making your English more fluent and natural.
English for Everyone: English Idioms combines an innovative visual teaching method with the best of DK design to make one of the most difficult aspects of learning English as a foreign language incredibly easy. Hundreds of expressions are presented in context, with crystal-clear definitions and attractive illustrations. The ebook also covers English collocations and commonly confused words, helping you avoid the kind of mistakes that native English speakers would never make. Each teaching module is followed by tightly focused practice exercises to help you remember what you have learned.
Extensive supporting audio is integrated throughout the course, with every expression in the context of its sample sentence recorded by native English speakers. The audio is free, available online, and can be played, paused, and repeated as often as you like, to help you perfect your pronunciation of each expression. Suitable for learners at all levels, English for Everyone: English Idioms is an exciting and intuitive guide to improving your understanding of English and the style of your written and spoken English.
Have you ever asked yourself how the inventions, gadgets, and devices that surround us actually work? Discover the hidden workings of everyday technology with this graphic guide.
How Technology Works demystifies the machinery that keeps the modern world going, from simple objects such as zip fasteners and can openers to the latest, most sophisticated devices of the information age, including smart watches, personal digital assistants, and driverless cars. It includes inventions that have changed the course of history, like the internal combustion engine, as well as technologies that might hold the key to our future survival, including solar cells and new kinds of farming to feed a growing population.
All the way through the book, step-by-step explanations are supported by simple and original graphics that take devices apart and show you how they work. The opening chapter explains principles that underpin lots of devices - from basic mechanics to electricity to digital technology. From there on, devices are grouped by application - such as the home, transport, and computing - making them easy to find and placing similar devices side by side.
How Technology Works is perfect for anyone who didn't have a training in STEM subjects at school or is simply curious about how the modern world works.
Explore the laws and theories of physics in this accessible introduction to the forces that shape our Universe, our planet, and our everyday lives.
Using a bold, graphic-led approach The Physics Book sets out more than 80 key concepts and discoveries that have defined the subject and influenced our technology since the beginning of time. With the focus firmly on unpicking the thought behind each theory - as well as exploring when and how each idea and breakthrough came about - seven themed chapters examine the history and developments in areas such as energy and matter, and electricity and magnetism, as well as quantum, nuclear, and particle physics.
Eureka moments abound: from Pythagoras's observations of the pleasing harmonies created by vibrating strings, and Galileo's experiments with spheres, to Isaac Newton's apple and his conclusions about gravity and the laws of motion. You'll also learn about Albert Einstein's insights into relativity; how the accidental discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation confirmed the Big Bang theory; the search for the Higgs boson particle; and why most of our Universe is missing. If you've ever wondered exactly how physicists formulated - and proved - these abstract concepts, The Physics Book is the book for you.
Explore eighty of the world's greatest myths and characters, from the gods of Greek mythology to the Norse heroes, retold and explained with engaging text and bold graphics.
From early creation stories to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife, experience each myth and unravel the meanings behind the stories, getting to the heart of the importance of mythology to different cultures worldwide. More than just stories, myths are a testament to the amazing creativity of humans striving to explain and make sense of the world around them. Here you will discover Zeus, god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods, and Loki, the cunning trickster with a knack for causing havoc, aided by his ability to change shape and gender. Beyond the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Norse myths, this book delves into the stories of the Australian aborigines, the Cherokee, and the Aztecs, each brimming with amazing characters and insights into human existence.
This newest title in the bestselling Big Ideas series pairs engaging visual style with global coverage of world myths - profiling everything from the well-known tales of the Greeks, Norsemen, and Egyptians to the legends of the Caribbean, the Americas, Oceania, and East Asia - bringing the wisdom of the ages to life.
Learn about the incredible everyday lives of real children from around the world in this book about people and places for kids aged 7 to 9.
From clothing around the world to different kinds of food, find out about everyday lives through the eyes and words of children themselves. In Children Just Like Me you will travel to a river in Vietnam to find out what life is like for Tai, who lives on a houseboat, and you will jet off to the plains of Tanzania to meet Shigo, a member of the Maasai people.
This fantastic book about people and places is packed with original photography of children, their friends and family, home and school. It vividly illustrates different cultures around the world, from rural farms to busy cities. It is a celebration of children - a celebration of their similarities and of their differences. It's an important book for our times.
So get ready to take a journey around the world to meet Children Just Like Me!
An essential encyclopedia for young paleontologists containing over 1000 visual illustrations to learn more about dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.
Engage in amazing interesting facts about dinosaurs - the most awe-inspiring creatures to have ever lived. The Dinosaurs Book brings you face-to-face with incredible creatures in fully coloured images and realistic digital reconstructions.
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The largest footprints in history aren't just a footnote. Believed to have lived between 230 - 65 million years ago, this ebook contains everything prehistoric from dinosaurs and flying pterosaurs, to marine reptiles and early mammals, even prehistoric plants, some of which still live today. Find out about great herbivores and ferocious predators such as the Tyrannosaurus, Quetzalcoatlus and Stegosaurus. Learn about fun facts and recent discoveries like the amazing uncovering of a 110 million-year-old dinosaur named Nodosaur.
Go on the journey of history's longest-lived periods of life on the planet. Find out how amazing fossilised remains inform us about how they lived and how new feathered dinosaurs were discovered. The Dinosaurs Book is filled with fun educational facts that will answer your young dino-lovers curiosity and take a detailed approach in explaining the "what, why and how's."
A Face-To-Face Experience With Amazing Dinosaurs!
Includes incredible images and hundreds of fascinating dinosaur facts. Discover the past as you read about an amazing array of prehistoric life forms, dinosaur fossils, what creatures lived before dinosaurs, the age of fish, early life on land, and even explore which trees survived the Big Bang and are still with us today.
Easy to read with detailed illustrations that makes the ebook even easier to understand, this dinosaur encyclopedia is a gem for young minds curious about prehistoric life on earth.
The Dinosaurs Book takes you on a journey through:
-Before the Dinosaurs
-The Age of Dinosaurs
-The Marine World
-The Rise of Animals
This spectacular visual guide puts your young reader up close with amazing dinosaurs and other sensational prehistoric creatures. Learn about new dinosaur names, where they lived, what they ate, how they defended themselves, and much more.
How does memory work? Who is the "distractor" in your family? What was the "car crash" experiment?
This book is your visual guide to the complex and fascinating world of human behaviour. Discover how we learn, become emotionally bonded with others, and develop coping mechanisms to deal with adversity, or conform in a group. Get to know key thinkers, from Freud and Jung to Elizabeth Loftus and Melanie Klein, and follow charts and timelines to make sense of it all and see how one theory influenced another.
With pithy explanations of different schools of psychology including psychotherapy, cognitive psychology and behaviourism, this is an ideal reference whether you're a student, or a general reader. It's your authoritative guide to over 100 key ideas, theories, and conditions, including the collective unconscious, the "selfish" gene, false memory, psychiatric disorders, and autism.
If you're fascinated by the human mind, The Psychology Book is both an invaluable reference and illuminating read.
Journey from Earth to the outer reaches of the universe with this stunning book about space! You'll encounter bizarre planets, distant stars, and intricate galaxies.
Every page of this captivating book reveals the secrets behind more than 100 celestial objects, from planets, asteroids to black holes and galaxies. Get ready to explore fun facts and exciting new scientific discoveries!
For centuries, the mysteries of space have captured our imaginations. This picture book will illuminate imaginations and spark curious minds to explore the vastness of space.
Take your little astronaut on a journey from our planet out into the furthest reaches of the universe! Filled with gorgeous illustrations and incredible photography, young readers will be intrigued by the detailed close-up images of each celestial body.
The engaging storybook-style descriptions and simple text shed a light on facts, myths, and key discoveries about the universe! Explore the wonders of our solar system and beyond. This educational book also includes reference pages packed with fascinating information.
Journey Through the Vastness of Space
Join us on an adventure across the universe, as we rocket to the stars! Discover 100 objects from the universe, arranged from the closest to our planet to the ones furthest away. Storybook-style text and out-of-this-world pictures make this book perfect for an astronomical bedtime. It's also a fantastic gift for children who can't get enough of space.
Grab your spacesuit and put your helmet on! Inside the pages of this adventure book, you'll find:
- Beautiful illustrations and incredible photography that showcase the mysteries of space.
- Discover 100 remarkable objects in the cosmos.
- Engaging storybook-style descriptions that explain key discoveries about the universe.
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Once you've discovered The Mysteries of the Universe, dive into the companion titles from this series from DK Books! The Wonders of Nature explores more than 100 items from the natural world and An Anthology of Intriguing Animals showcases animals from around the world.
Explore cheese in its many glorious varieties - the science, the smells, the succulence!
The grandest fromages, the finest Feta, the most delicious Manchego: celebrate the glorious variety, quality and pleasure of great cheeses from around the world.
You'll find detailed profiles of over 750 cheeses from France to Australia. Develop an in-depth understanding of different cheese - from its provenance, to the producers, science, smells, how to savour each taste and even step-by-steps on how to make cheese. This updated edition reflects growing trends such as interest in American and Asian varieties which no cheese board is complete without.
No cheese lover should be without it!
Get started on your woodworking skills with this ultimate guide to essential carpentry techniques, tools, tips and tricks.
Complete and easy directions for key skills, from simple joinery techniques to more involved woodworking projects, with clear helpful photographs.
New carpenters will learn about the essential tools needed, the principles of basic design, and practice crucial techniques, such as wood joints, finishing, woodturning, and furniture restoration.
Experienced crafters will enjoy enhancing their skills and learning something new. We'll make sure you choose the right wood for the job, find more than 100 hard and softwoods, and their properties in our handy directory.
Put your skills into practice with 28 DIY woodworking projects. This carpentry book will show you how to create home accessories, furnishings, outdoor projects, workshop projects, and more. This reference book provides all the information you need to become a master carpenter and have a houseful of fine furnishings to show for the effort!
Everything You Need to Know About Woodworking
Woodwork is a complete illustrated carpentry course with comprehensive and extensive photos to show you how to become a craftsman. You'll have all the information you need to start your projects right away with simple step-by-step instructions. It also makes a fantastic gift for hobby carpenters.
Inside, you'll discover:
- Tools: Understand how to use hand, power, and machine tools, and choose the right wood for every job.
- Techniques: Follow clear, step-by-step instructions to master all key woodworking techniques.
- Projects: Put your skills into practice to create well-crafted and practical objects, from a wine rack to a chest of drawers.
Learn to speak German in just three months with this practical and comprehensive self-study language course.
Whether you're a complete beginner or wanting to refresh your knowledge, Hugo: German in Three Months will have you speaking German fluently in just 12 weeks. With a fresh new look and an accompanying audio app, the latest edition of this classic self-study course provides all the resources needed to speak, read, and write in German.
The 12 weekly chapters contain lessons on the key grammatical structures and present a range of useful vocabulary, along with exercises to reinforce your learning. The essentials of German grammar are clearly explained and tested in conversational exercises, giving you the authentic feel of the language. In addition to a written "imitated pronunciation" guide, which replaces German sounds with English syllables you're already familiar with, the new audio app also allows you to perfect your pronunciation - at home or on the go.
Whether you're learning German for work, a future holiday, or because you're interested in languages, this course is the perfect place to start. Learning German has never been so easy!
Discover the ultimate practical guide to effective project management.
Packed with clear, expert advice, bold graphics, and bite-sized text, this beginner's guide to modern project management gives you the tools you need to run a project and manage a team in different locations/time zones.
Inside the pages of this project management book, you'll find:
- Practical, "how-to" approach that teaches you the skills you need to run a project successfully
- New spreads with tools for project managing teams who are working remotely
- Step-by-step instructions, tips, checklists, and "Ask yourself" features that show you how to make an impact
- Tables, illustrations, "in-focus" panels, and real-life case studies that demonstrate and explain problem-solving, and how to build confidence and get results
Learn how to improve your project management skills by defining a project brief, analysing stakeholders, and building a strong team. You'll also discover useful tips for initiating projects, delegating effectively, and achieving your goals on budget and on time - every time.
Essential Managers Project Management shows you how to focus your energy, manage change in the workplace, and make an impact. Even in a time when remote- and flexible-working now plays a key role in business and management. It's the perfect book for managers of all levels.
Whether it's negotiating, managing people, or improving your leadership skills, DK's Essential Managers series contains the know-how you need to be a more effective manager and hone your management style.